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Chocolate Cherry Brownies

Rich and chocolatey, these decadent brownies are studded with tart cherries for a little extra something in every bite.

Fudgy, chocolate brownies just got better with the addition of port-soaked cherries. And the best part — they’re bite-sized, which means not only are they cute, but you can enjoy a sweet little treat without going overboard (unless you want to!).

Chocolate Cherry Brownies

A chocolate & cherry explosion of flavour as chewy brownies get pieces of sweet cherries baked right in and even more in the delicious frosting.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Cooling1 hr
Total Time1 hr 55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate and cherry brownies, dark chocolate brownies
Servings: 36

Ingredients

CHERRIES, COMBINE

  • 8 oz. Frozen tart cherries, thawed and drained
  • 2 tbsp. Granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp. Ruby port (optional)

THE BROWNIES, WHISK

  • ¾ cup All-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp. Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp. Baking powder
  • tsp. Instant espresso powder
  • ¼ tsp. Kosher salt

MELT

  • 8 Tbsp. Unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • 3 oz. Bittersweet bar chocolate, chopped

BEAT

  • cup Granulated sugar
  • 2 Eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp. Pure vanilla extract

THE GLAZE, WHISK

  • ¾ cup Powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ tbsp.  Tbsp. milk

Instructions

  • For the cherries, combine cherries, sugar, and port in a bowl; set aside, stirring periodically.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line three 12-cup mini muffin pans with paper liners, coat with nonstick spray.
  • For the brownies, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking powder, espresso powder, and salt.
  • Melt butter and chocolate in a bowl in the microwave; stir until melted and smooth.
  • Beat sugar, eggs, and vanilla in a bowl with a mixer on medium speed until thick and light yellow, about 4 minutes. Stir in chocolate mixture and flour mixture.
  • Divide batter among muffin cups, about 1 Tbsp. each.
  • Drain cherries and press one into each brownie. Bake brownies until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with just a few crumbs, about 18 minutes; remove from oven to a cooling rack.
  • For the glaze, whisk together powdered sugar and milk until smooth; drizzle over brownies.

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Written by Lisa Yarde

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